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Help with Complicated pattern
Sun, Aug 25, 2019 12:38 PM
Posted by Vicky
Hi guys!
I'm sewing an ambitious project, but i could do with some hints and tips - I always sew from left to right but there are a lot of different colours in each line. What is the best way sew without continuously having to do one stitch and knot it off, then do the same thing 7 times? I tried leaving the threads loose but it got tangled. All the colours in the line are also very close shades of green! Any tips and tricks i would really appreciate - i'm also sewing on black aida which isn't fun.
Thank you!
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    Reply from Allen
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:24 PM
    Hey Vicky,

    I have been there as well. My strategy for doing these types of patterns is to put your chart in a page protector, mark all of the same color and do small areas at a time. If you are trying to do only one line at a time, i would do the stitches as needed skipping the areas that have other colors. When you put in the other colors they tie down the jumps automatically. Hope this helps. :) Go to top

    • Reply from Abbie
      Tuesday, December 03, 2019 1:25 AM
      Allen, thought your suggestion was a good one. I would like to ask a question. I understand the part about putting the chart in a page protector, but then what do you use to mark off the done stitches? Pen, sharpies, colored pencil would be permanent on the plastic. Highlighter? Would it stay on the plastic? Dry erase pen? Would that work? Again, great suggestion and one I would like to try. Do hope you see my post and respond back. Thank you. Go to top
  • Reply from Heather
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:39 PM
    I usually just do one color at a time. Go to top